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#1 bicycle bill

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:46 PM

I think I have made a terrible dumb mistake that cannot be fixed but here goes.
I had Lunux on this computer and the only way I could remove it was to run Killdisk and it wiped the disk ok.
I then used an XP disk to install XP and accomplished that. Now the problem. I have no internet connection with

this computer and apparently it is baeause I used a disk labeled "For software reinstallation and repair only.
When I run the connection Wizard I am told I should have no problem. I have a connection with my other computer right next to it conneced with a router. Does anyone think there is a way to get around this predicament I have put myself in? Thanks

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:48 PM

You will need to download the drivers for the computer or use the driver reinstallation CD that came with your computer.

What kind of computer do you have?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

You will need to download the drivers for the computer or use the driver reinstallation CD that came with your computer.

What kind of computer do you have?


Don't believe it is a driver problem-but what do I know? On the label it says "Software and drivers already installed".
FWIIW the computer is a HP CQ2009F

Edited by bicycle bill, 12 August 2011 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

In Device Manager are there any yellow or red marks?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

In Device Manager are there any yellow or red marks?


Other divicesd

Oh yes.
Ethernet controller
PCI Device
PCI Simple communications controller
SM Bu Controller
Video Controller {UGA Compatible}

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

then you need to install the drivers:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3887062#N152

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:24 PM

OK thanks. I will do that and get back to you.

My God can't do that since I have not internet on this computer. Could I just download to my other computer and burn them to disk that way? Probalby not.

Edited by bicycle bill, 12 August 2011 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:04 PM

Sure you can! Place them on a Disk or Flsh Drive.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:20 PM

Sure you can! Place them on a Disk or Flsh Drive.


Thanks. I am told I will have to have SP3 installed before installing the drivrs. I will have to do that from a disk if it is possible. This PC has SP 2.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:45 PM

You can download it via here: Windows XP SP3

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:49 PM

Who told you that you should install SP3 before drivers?
I disagree!

Dan gave you the link to the drivers.
Install the chipset first. After that the order doesnt matter but I always do video, sound, network, wifi, modem (if any) only because I am old school and it used to matter.

After that install SP3 and all supsequent updates.
Then your Antivirus & Antimalware software etc.

If you have a broadband connection Microsoft will hand you all the updates.
I usually let Windows update handle all that for me.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:55 AM

Who told you that you should install SP3 before drivers?
I disagree!

Dan gave you the link to the drivers.
Install the chipset first. After that the order doesnt matter but I always do video, sound, network, wifi, modem (if any) only because I am old school and it used to matter.

After that install SP3 and all supsequent updates.
Then your Antivirus & Antimalware software etc.

If you have a broadband connection Microsoft will hand you all the updates.
I usually let Windows update handle all that for me.


Madman. What does this mean from the link you posted? This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network. If you're updating just one computer, please visit Windows Update at http://update.microsoft.com .To reach the microfoft link one has to be online and you forget I can't get online with this computer.

I burned five drivers to disk and now don't know how to install them. Never had to do anything like this in the 12 years I have been around computers.

Edited by bicycle bill, 13 August 2011 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:24 AM

You could read this article to learn how to do it.
How to update a Windows hardware driver

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:31 AM

You could read this article to learn how to do it.
How to update a Windows hardware driver


OK. I just realized I can just click a driver update and get the option to install but.
What the H**l is going on I don't know. I am the admin but when I try to install I get this dumb message.
"YOU MUST BE LOGGED ON AS AN ADMINISTRATOR TO INSTALL THIS UPDATE". Say what?

Another strange thing. I said to myself--SELF- why don't you disable UAC. I tried and running a search tells me it is not on the computer.

Edited by bicycle bill, 13 August 2011 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

Madman. What does this mean from the link you posted? This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network. If you're updating just one computer, please visit Windows Update at http://update.microsoft.com .To reach the microfoft link one has to be online and you forget I can't get online with this computer.

I burned five drivers to disk and now don't know how to install them. Never had to do anything like this in the 12 years I have been around computers.



It means nothing, because it is the full update where as if you download it from Windows Update it will not allow you to put it on a CD for future use. It is the same update everyone has.


You could read this article to learn how to do it.
How to update a Windows hardware driver


OK. I just realized I can just click a driver update and get the option to install but.
What the H**l is going on I don't know. I am the admin but when I try to install I get this dumb message.
"YOU MUST BE LOGGED ON AS AN ADMINISTRATOR TO INSTALL THIS UPDATE". Say what?

Another strange thing. I said to myself--SELF- why don't you disable UAC. I tried and running a search tells me it is not on the computer.


UAC is only for Windows Vista and above, since You have Windows XP there is no UAC involved.

Edited by cryptodan, 13 August 2011 - 12:53 PM.





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